Archive for the ‘Panda postings’ Category

Panda Puffs and Fruity Pandas

November 4, 2018

A few days ago, on the 1st, another adventure in sugary breakfast cereals (and their names and their mascots): “Sweet stuff”, with a section on Trix Fruity Shapes. From the conglomerate General Mills, with a hyperactive rabbit mascot and the — to some ears — suggestive fruity in the name, plus enough sugar to make the stuff eligible to be labeled candy.

Now, thanks to a visit to the cereal section of my local Whole Foods, I can report on lower-sugar alternatives from two small environmentally earnest companies — still with adorable mascots and cute names. On the panda watch: Panda Puffs (from EnviroKidz) and, I suppose inevitably, Fruity Pandas (from Wild Kratts). Yes, fruity poofs, playful and good for you too.

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An ailuropodal moment

October 17, 2018

On Facebook, Emily Menon Bendor has passed on this Liz Climo cartoon for the Halloween season, which I posted about here on 4/20/13, in “Liz Climo”:

I now take this occasion to announce the creation of a Page on this blog (dedicated to my two Canadian ailuropod friends, Chris Ambidge and Leith Chu) about my Panda postings. With introductory notes about pandas and about pandapunctuational Lynne Truss.